The third novel of adventure set upon His Majesty´s New WorldAfter two relatively successful missions on the new world, the b´ys of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment are enjoying some well-deserved rest. The quiet, however, is not destined to last, as the blue enemy has lost its tolerance for the meddling of the British Empire and the United States.As a new military force moves against the British Selkirk Mandate, Waller, Smith, Emily, Caralynne and the b´ys must mount a response and hope they are not playing into the hands of a clever, determined foe. It will require all of their wits to survive The Reprisal.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Dennis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121681/bk_acx0_121681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although the exciting military career she hoped for never got off the ground, Ky Vatta ended up seeing plenty of combat when she took the helm of one of the commercial transport vessels in her family´s fleet...and steered it into a full-blown war. Now the lessons she learned in that trial by fire are about to pay off - because this time, the war has come to her. Someone has launched a full-throttle offensive against Vatta Transport Ltd., Ky´s father´s interstellar shipping empire. In short order, most of Ky´s family is killed, and subsequent attacks sever vital lines of communication, leaving Ky fighting, in every sense, to survive. Ky is determined to identify the ruthless mystery enemy and avenge her family´s name, but she needs not only firepower but information. And she gets both in spades - from the band of stranded mercenaries she hooks up with; from her black-sheep cousin, Stella, who has been leading a secret life; and from Stella´s roguish ex-lover, Rafe. Together they struggle to penetrate the tangled web of political intrigue that is wreaking havoc within InterStellar Communications, on whose effective operation their own livelihoods - and perhaps lives - depend. But the infighting proves to be infectious, and it isn´t long before Ky´s hired military muscle are turning their suspicions on the enigmatic Rafe, whose wealth of knowledge about ISC´s clashing factions and startling new technologies has begun to make him smell like a rat...or a mole. With swift, violent destruction a very real possibility, the last thing Ky needs is a crew divided against itself - and she´s prepared to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that Vatta stays in business, as well as in one piece. What she is not prepared for is the shocking truth behind the terror - and a confrontation with murderous treachery from a source as unexpected as it is unrelenting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000844/bk_tant_000844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Caleb Mitchell, Deke Conner, and Kara McIntire return in the latest novel in the star-spanning Birthright series. Travelling back from their mission to the Northwest Passage, having closed off that corridor into our part of space to alien invasion, Cal Mitchell and his friends are now faced by a threat closer to home. When the former DSI commando Robert Chang, known as Cutter, had deceived them into helping him find the legendary Northwest Passage, he´d used all of his resources for his set-up - including replacing a few key military officers with genetically duplicated copies made in his lab and under his control. Cutter is gone, but his organization remains...and so do the replacements. Now, someone Cutter left behind is using those replacements in an attempt to reignite the war between the human Commonwealth and the Tahni Empire. Tahni insurgents have launched terrorist strikes against the Commonwealth military, initiating a cycle of reprisal and escalation, spurred on by the duplicates in the military. When Cal, Deke, and Kara bring together what remains of their old Glory Boy commando group in an effort to investigate, they´re attacked by both sides. It will take all their skill to overcome the conspiracy and expose the ones behind it. And to convince the Tahni that the enemy of their enemy is not necessarily their friend... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evan Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132658/bk_acx0_132658_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as ´a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene´. Although a story often told, this is the first time Patrick Leigh Fermor´s own account of the kidnapping of General Kriepe, has been published. One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor´s remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and Captain Billy Moss hatched a daring plan to abduct the general, while ensuring that no reprisals were taken against the Cretan population. Dressed as German military police, they stopped and took control of Kreipe´s car, drove through twenty-two German checkpoints, then succeeded in hiding from the German army before finally being picked up on a beach in the south of the island and transported to safety in Egypt on 14 May. Abducting a General is Leigh Fermor´s own account of the kidnap, published for the first time. Written in his inimitable prose, and introduced by acclaimed Special Operations Executive historian Roderick Bailey, it is a glorious first-hand account of one of the great adventures of the Second World War. Also included in this book are Leigh Fermor´s intelligence reports, sent from caves deep within Crete yet still retaining his remarkable prose skills, which bring the immediacy of SOE operations vividly alive, as well as the peril which the SOE and Resistance were operating under; and a guide to the journey that Kreipe was taken on, as seen in the 1957 film Ill Met by Moonlight starring Dirk Bogarde, from the abandonment of his car to the embarkation site so that the modern visitor can relive this extraordinary event.
During World War II, the United States maintained two secret interrogation camps in violation of the Geneva Convention - one just south of Washington, D.C., and the other near San Francisco. German POWs who passed through these camps briefed their fellow prisoners, warning them of turncoats who were helping the enemy - the United States - pry secrets from them. One of these turncoats, Werner Drechsler, was betrayed and murdered by those he spied on. U.S. military authorities reacted harshly to Drechsler´s death, even though he was not the first captive to be assassinated by his fellow POWs. How had military intelligence been compromised? Were fanatical Nazis terrorizing their countrymen on American soil? Would Hitler take reprisals against the GIs he held if the United States did not protect the German POWs from violence and death while confined at the interrogation camps? At one of the secret camps, U.S. officials forced Drechsler´s seven murderers to confess. The next problem faced by authorities was how to court-martial them when their confessions were legally invalid. Their secret trial was stage-managed to deliver death sentences while apparently complying with U.S. and international law. This presented U.S. authorities with further problems. The Geneva Convention entitled the prisoners´ governments to the full facts about their crimes, trials, and sentencing. Despite escalating German complaints, the War Department adopted a policy of giving as little information as possible about any of the several POW murder trials in order to avoid releasing inconvenient facts about the Drechsler case. Unsurprisingly, the Reich began sentencing GIs to death. Gambling with American lives, the War Department stalled every German attempt to trade these men for the convicted German murderers until the war ended. Every American was saved; every German but one was hanged. The book is published by The Kent State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Halliburton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022519/bk_acx0_022519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Black Klansman, written and read by Ron Stallworth.Adapted as a major motion picture by Spike Lee - winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival 2018.What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story.In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a PO box for interested enquiries.All he´s expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community.What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK.So he does.Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner, Chuck, to play the ´white´ Ron Stallworth while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK ´´Grand Wizard´´ David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn.... Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a roller coaster of a crime thriller - a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.´´Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.´´ (Robert Kennedy) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Stallworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003815/bk_rhuk_003815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ada Gobetti´s Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged Ada to convert her notes into a book. Published by the Italian publisher Giulio Einaudi in 1956, it won the Premio Prato, an annual prize for a work inspired by the Italian Resistance (Resistenza). From a political and military point of view, the Partisan Diary provides firsthand knowledge of how the partisans in Piedmont fought, what obstacles they encountered, and who joined the struggle against the Nazis and the Fascists. The mountainous terrain and long winters of the Alpine regions (the site of many of their battles) and the ever-present threat of reprisals by German occupiers and their fascist partners exacerbated problems of organization among the various partisan groups. So arduous was their fight, that key military events - Italy´s declaration of war on Germany, the fall of Rome, and the Allied landings on D-Day - appear in the diary as remote and almost unrelated incidents. Ada Gobetti writes of the heartbreak of mothers who lost their sons or watched them leave on dangerous missions of sabotage, relating it to worries about her own son Paolo. She reflects on the relationship between anti-fascist thought of the 1920s, in particular the ideas of her husband, Piero Gobetti, and the Italian resistance movement (Resistenza) in which she and her son were participating. While the Resistenza represented a culmination of more than twenty years of anti-fascist activity for Ada, it also helped illuminate the exceptional talents, needs, and rights of Italian women, more than 100,000 of whom participated.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marisa Vitali. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021434/bk_adbl_021434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With an introduction read by Max Hastings. Within days of the D-Day landings, the ´Das Reich´ 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler´s Fortress Europe. Veterans of the bloodiest fighting of the Russian Front, 15,000 men with their tanks and artillery, they were hounded for every mile of their march by saboteurs of the Resistance and agents of the Allied Special Forces. Along their route they took reprisals so savage they will live forever in the chronicles of the most appalling atrocities of war. Max Hasting´s powerful account of their progress is a true military classic. Max Hastings, author of 20 books, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, and then for six years edited the Evening Standard in London. In his youth he was foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly his work in the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018217/bk_adbl_018217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The events of September 11, 2001, the invasion of Iraq, radical Islamists, an impending showdown with Iran - what do these have in common? Oil. And the world is running out. The Shell Game is far more than a thriller; it is a cautionary tale that exposes the next 9/11 event, a deception that will lead to a retaliatory chemical weapons strike on Iran and the terrorist elements that the regime supports. Though written as fiction, this novel is filled with all-too-real details provided by insiders in the oil industry, military, and Middle Eastern affairs, and extrapolates from real events of the past and presents a future that will lead us down a path of self-destruction, unless we stop the insanity now. In 2007, two CIA spooks meet with an American colonel in military intelligence. The war is going badly, and President Bush, who steadfastly refuses to back down, remains unchallenged at home as Democrats and Republicans focus on the 2008 elections. Meanwhile, Iran´s pursuit of nuclear energy will yield enriched uranium by 2012 - uranium that could be used to manufacture suitcase nukes. The US military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question; unless, that is, a nuclear detonation were to occur in an American city - one in which the uranium can be traced to Iran. A US reprisal would strike a death blow to radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq, and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable, but doing nothing could result in a dozen suitcase bombs going off in a dozen American cities, bringing anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization. December 2011. Ashley ´´Ace´´ Futrell is an oil-industry expert married to Kelli Doyle, a former national security advisor and one of the CIA spooks in the 2007 meeting. When Kelli threatens to expose the plot, Ace finds his existence hurtling down a rabbit hole of deceit, in which the lies of the powerful few could lead to the darkest days of human exis 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009330/bk_blak_009330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.